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West Hollywood Prop 8 Rally

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Ted Soqui captured some lovely images from yesterday’s protest in West Hollywood of the California Supreme Courts decision to uphold Proposition 8. The rally for marriage equality attracted such celebrities as Drew Barrymore, George Takai, Kathy Griffin and mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. More photos from the event can be viewed in a slideshow on the LA Weekly website.

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Win Tickets to GLAAD Media Awards Show

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20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
April 18, 2009
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Honoring Kathy Griffin, Rt. Rev V. Gene Robinson and The L Word
Special Appearances By: Jennifer Beals, Ilene Chaiken, Wilson Cruz, Alan Cumming, Thea Gill, Pam Grier, TR Knight, Megan Mullally, Peter Paige, George Takei, Bruno Tonioli, Gus Van Sant, and many more!

Event Details:

5:00 pm Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 pm GLAAD Media Awards Show
9:00 pm VIP Dinner & After Party
For Tickets and Information Visit Here.

Live & Silent Auction
Preview this year’s live and silent auction items, donate or place a proxy bid, go here.

Be the first person to send us an email with “Go GLAAD” in the subject and a pair of tickets to the event is yours.

Bel Air Graduates To Major Leagues — Gets Its First Film Festival

The swanky L.A. suburb of Bel Air will catch up to the big boys with its first film festival, running Nov. 14-19.

And because it’s a short film fest and it is Bel Air, screenings will take place in private homes with private screens and probably private guests.

“Film Fashion Night,” will kick off the festival, hosted by Genlux Magazine, with a celebration of fashion, film and art held at Lionsgate Vice Chairman and Director Mark Amin‘s exclusive private estate in Bel Air.

Screenings include Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Painting with Light, a short documentary about the famed photographer’s life and her “discovery” of actress Lauren Bacall, as well as short documentary James Gill Full Circle, an autobiographical look at American pop artist James Gill that chronicles his meteoric rise and sudden disappearance from the Hollywood scene and art world. Honorees for the evening include Anya Sarre, celebrity stylist and head fashion stylist for Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and ET on MTV; and Orian Williams, producer of the award-winning film Control and one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch.”

On Saturday, Nov. 15, a screening of the short documentary Carissa sponsored by Virgin Mobile and the Los Angeles Dodgers Dream Foundation, will be shown at the Motion Picture Academy Theater in Beverly Hills.

The film has won the Jury Prize in its category and six film festivals and is Executive Produced by Davis Guggenheim, Academy Award winning director of An Inconvenient Truth and Jamie McCourt, Owner & President of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Carissa Phelps and director David Sauvage. Carissa tells the story of a homeless 12-year-old in Fresno, who was forced into prostitution, but strived against all odds to eventually graduate from UCLA last year with a law degree and MBA.

For more info, check out the release below:

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